Project: Winter Studies from Photographs
This was from a photograph of the Norman countryside with a road and a ford in the dip. It is oil pastel on grey pastel paper.
Again in France this was a watercolour through glass at an old Norman church.
Suffolk countryside this time, watercolour on Bockingford with White oil pastel on branches.
I got a bit carried away with this one allowing my imagination to produce the evening sky. It does, I feel have a cold wintry feel about it.
Check and Log
- Have you achieved a convincing sense of winter in your studies?
I believe I have, although deep snow is always more convincing.
- Which techniques from these studies will you use in your longer piece of work?
I did not use any, but had already decided to paint in a semi-abstract style which I haven’t really used here.
- How can you develop or restrict your colour palette for this assignment
Winter scenes are naturally less colourful, but the colours become more subtle and cooler so it was a question of eliminating the very warm bright colours.